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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb season:


Season is sometimes a misspelling of seasons.

The word season is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun season

What does season mean as a name of something?

Season is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: seasons

  1. a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
  2. one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
  3. a recurrent time marked by major holidays

Alternative definition of the noun season


  1. Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
  2. A part of a year when something particular happens: mating season, rainy season, football season.
  3. [obsolete] That which gives relish.
  4. [cricket] the period over which a series of Test matches are played
  5. [North America] A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.

Specialised definition of the noun season

Glossary of sports

the performance of a player or team during a sporting season in relation to others (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

in the team sports, term for the (calendar) time during which the games of a playing round are held (e.g. soccer, hockey); in sports where practicing is bound by certain seasons (weather-related) the term season relates to the actual competition period: summer season (e.g. in rowing), winter season (e.g. in ice sport and skiing). The advanced technical development of sport facilities now permits the practicing of certain sports, which used to be restricted by seasons, throughout the entire year (e.g. indoor track and field or indoor skiing). The dependence of some sport disciplines on seasons influences their training periodization. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

one of the four parts into which a year is divided, namely spring, summer, autumn or winter (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a period of time when something usually takes place (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb season

What does season mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: seasoned | seasoning | seasons

  1. lend flavor to
  2. make fit
    • example: This trip will season even the hardiest traveller
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of season: harden
    • more generic word: toughen = make tough or tougher
  3. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of season: moderate / mollify / temper
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of

Alternative definition of the verb season


  1. [transitive] To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.
  2. [transitive] To make fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
  3. [transitive] Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
  4. [intransitive] To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
  5. [intransitive] To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.


  1. "Season" a.k.a. "Mausam" is an Indian romance film directed and written by Pankaj Kapoor under the Vistaar Religare Film Fund banner. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, opposite Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles.
  2. "Season" is a 1989 Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed Padmarajan, starring Mohanlal, Anand Menon and Gavin Packard in lead roles. The film, though a failure at the box office, stands apart because of Padmarajan's story-telling style, unconventional plot and characters, realistic portrayal of drug trade in Kovalam and flawless performance of Mohanlal and is considered now as a cult classic. The story is set in the beautiful locales of Kovalam beach in Kerala and Poojappura Central Prison, Trivandrum.


  1. "SEASON" is a musical album of C-ZONE.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "SEASON" is a musical single of Hound Dog.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  3. "SEASON" is a musical single of Fishmans.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  4. "Season" is a musical EP of Dntel.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  5. "Season" is a musical album of Stu Weaver.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  6. "SEASON" is a composition.
  7. "Season" is a composition.
  8. "season" is a composition.
  9. "Season" is a composition.


  1. Season were an English rock band from Birmingham.
  2. Season is a musical group.
    • album: "Avatar"

There are other groups with in their name, like Mad Season, Burn Season, Mean Season, Mist Season, Open Season, Dream Season, Fever Season, Fifth Season, Season's End, Mozart Season, Raving Season, Shadow Season, Killing Season, Season to Risk, A Losing Season, Ghosting Season, The Blue Season, The Open Season, Celestial Season and Change of Season.


  1. Season: A season is a division of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly orbit of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's rotational axis relative to the plane of the orbit. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth's surface, variations of which may cause animals to go into hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant.
    • also known as ฤดู, Letni čas, Estació, 季节
  2. Season: The social season, or Season, has historically referred to the annual period when it is customary for members of a social elite of society to hold debutante balls, dinner parties and large charity events. It was also the appropriate time to be resident in the city rather than in the country, in order to attend such events.
    • also known as 社交季节
  3. The season this episode appeared in.
  4. Season: Series season of which this is an episode.
  5. Season in which the stats were accomplished.
  6. The season this storm occurred during; each region typically has its own season.
  7. The season this record is for.
  8. Season in which games were played.
  9. Season: Year that the statistics were accumulated.
  10. Season: The sports league season this ranking applies to.

Phrases with Season

Phrases starting with the word Season:

  1. Season creep
  2. Season finale
  3. season ticket

Phrases ending with the word Season:

  1. dry season
  2. Low Season
  3. off-season
  4. Wet season
  5. high season
  6. Open Season
  7. peak season
  8. rainy season
  9. silly season
  10. hockey season
  11. in due season
  12. Mating Season
  13. social season
  14. Festive Season
  15. fishing season
  16. growing season
  17. holiday season

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Season

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Google previewReimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times (2017)

by Karen Malone, Son Truong, Tonia Gray

The first annual season is the Time of Ngoonungi, or Flying Fox, and begins when they gather in great numbers just on sunset...

Google previewNative Orchids of Nova Scotia (2001)

A Field Guide by Carl Munden

The blooming season is the second to fourth week of August. The fourth species is Menzie's Rattlesnake Plantain G. oblongifolia. This plant grows only in rich hardwood on Northern Cape Breton. The large leaves are a medium green with a ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2009)

Summer Scheduling Season is the period of time from the first Sunday in April ...

Google previewAssessment of water conditions and management opportunities in support of riparian values (1987)

BLM San Pedro river properties, Arizona : project completion report

The April-June spring season is the primary low-flow period, and the July- September summer season is the primary high (flood) flow period for the river. A secondary low-flow period occurs during the fall (OctoberNovember), and a secondary ...

Google previewFinding Butterflies in Arizona (2007)

A Guide to the Best Sites by Richard Allen Bailowitz, Hank Brodkin

Fall The fourth season is the fall, beginning in mid-September and ending with the first killing frosts of late November. The high humidity of the monsoons dwindles, only to be raised by the occasional West Coast hurricane. Nights cool off.

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Thailand (2009)

by Lucy Ridout

The rainy season is the least predictable of the three, varying in length and intensity from year to year, but usually it gathers force between June and August, coming to a peak in September and October, when unpaved roads are reduced to ...

Google previewContemporary World Regional Geography (2016)

Earth sciences, Physical geography by CTI Reviews

A season is a subdivision of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology, and hours of daylight. Seasons result from the yearly revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to the plane of revolution.

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Aeronautics and Space, PT. 60-109, Revised as of January 1, 2010 (2010)

by Office of the Federal Register (U S )

Summer Scheduling Season is the period of time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. Beginning March 11, 2007, the summer scheduling season is the period of time from the second Sunday in March until the first ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1920)

town Summer season V 2967 '' Charleston.

Google previewCombat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts (2009)

by David L. Hudson Jr.

Debuting on SPIKE TV in January 2005, the show has—at the time of this writing —completed its eighth season. It features a group of hopeful mixed martial artists competing for top honors and a UFC contract to fight in the big time. The show's ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India (2005)

by Sunita Pant Bansal

The Cold Weather Season: The cold weather season in India sets in by mid- November in northern India and January and February are the coldest months. The weather is cool and dry, the mean daily temperature remains below 21 deg C. In ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

Farce, and set it a slewing in an Oval Stew-pan over a gentle Fire, in VVhite-Wine season'd with Salt, Pepper, Cloves, good frelh Butter, a Bunch of' sweet Herbs, and Slices of Lemon. While it is stewing, prepare a Ragoo os Milts os Carps, and ...

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Quotes about Season

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence. (Seneca)
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Scrabble value of S1E1A1S1O1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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